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The evening downdrafts of the Mendola Massif give the entire terroir of the St. Michael-Eppan winery their character: they ensure the cool nights that give the grapes their extraordinary properties, shaping the fragrance, the unmistakable freshness and longevity of the wines. The downdraft (= “FALLWIND”) is the natural element that blows over the vineyards every day, exerting a positive influence on the climate and supporting the valuable work of the winegrowers.
FALLWIND. The power of nature.

Alto Adige DOC



Since the 1980s, this grape variety with its distinctive and powerful aroma has enjoyed great popularity in the Oltradige region. The stony limestone gravel soils and the cool fall winds produce a lively and expressive Sauvignon. Freshness and delicate minerality paired with melting and elegance make the Sauvignon Fallwind a stylish white wine.

at sight

bright with a slightly green shimmer

to the nose

aromas of pineapple, elderberry, gooseberry and honey

on the palate

mineral, refreshing and balanced



Area of cultivation

Sites: vineyards in "Appiano Monte" and near the village of St. Michael (450–650 m)
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Limestone gravel
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

10 to 25 years


early to mid of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand


Fermentation and development on the lees in stainless-steel tanks until the end of February


60 hl/ha


Alcohol Content: 13.5 %
Acidity: 5.7 g/lt

Serving Temperature



4 to 5 years

Pairing Recommendations

The asparagus wine in South Tyrol also pairs nicely with light Asian cuisine such as sushi or Thai chicken skewers with peanut sauce (satay) in addition to Alpine delicacies such as quail breast with chanterelle mushroom tartare.


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Fallwind. the power of nature.

The “FALLWIND” wines are ambassadors of our terroir and reflect the remarkable strengths of our growing area in a unique way.
Strict quality guidelines, low yields, intense manual work in the vineyards as well as a meticulous and individual vinification in the cellar make them what they are: characterful, precise and unique wines that convince every connoisseur with their varietal characteristics.

The labels of the “FALLWIND” wines have a strong symbolism that is directly related to the growing area. In the centre is an old etching showing a view of the Macaion, part of the Mendola Massif. Above, the merged star and the waning crescent moon from the coat of arms of the municipality of Appiano, symbols dating from the early Middle Ages and lending the image graphic power and expressiveness.